For years, decades really, so many women choosing to undergo a breast augmentation have been kept in the dark- about the process, the brands, the sizes, the risks… without fully realizing that they not only have right to know about their options, but to also choose for themselves. Fast-forward to, well, now, at the height of women’s empowerment and body positivity, when we are finally coming to the realization that we can educate ourselves, form our own opinions and speak out about what we truly want (yes, even breast augmentation!).
If you’re at this point where you’re seriously thinking about breast implants, know that the power of decision is yours to claim, every step of the way. Even when consulting an experienced professional, you can steer the conversation in the direction you’d like, to gain further insight and understanding of what you’re about to step into. Don’t be shy or ashamed of having many questions, you have the right to know!
Here are a few things you might want to bring up with your surgeon during a consultation:
1. Surface safety
Women taking control over their breast augmentations isn’t the only change for the better recently… implant surfaces have also seen an evolution in the past decade with new generation SmoothSilk®, which is specifically designed with the patient’s safety in mind. The next generation SmoothSilk surface, causes a different reaction in the body from previous surfaces like traditional smooth (from the 60’s!) and textured surfaces (from the 80’s). This is an important topic to cover with your surgeon, you can flat out ask about implant safety and the differences between these SURFACES . If the conversation quickly gets misdirected, make a point of circling back and making it clear it’s important to you
2. The right implant for you
The shape: Did you know that there are different implant shapes? Whether you are wanting a youthful look, like Motiva® ROUND , or a natural look like Motiva ERGONOMIX® , you can ask your surgeon the implant shapes available to match your goals and lifestyle.
The size: Instead of obsessing solely on the implant size, ask about your pre-existing volume (the natural breast tissue you’re starting off with), the measurements of your body, and together decide what implant will look proportionate. And remember! The surgeon can give their professional advice, but ultimately you call the shots.